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Gov. Brown knows better than to let lobbyists pay for his Mexico trip
Gov. Brown knows better than to let lobbyists pay for his Mexico trip

Gov. Jerry Brown is on a four-day trip to Mexico City to talk to government officials there about trade and immigration issues. That's a reasonable thing for a California governor to do. Brown is not traveling alone: Nine administration officials and 15 legislators (some using campaign funds) are with him. That's probably reasonable too. But then there are also 88 business executives and lobbyists on the trip, each of whom has paid $5,000 to cover his or her costs, as well as those of the governor and his administrators. That's not so reasonable. Some of the executives and lobbyists acknowledge they have no plans to extend their business operations to Mexico; they signed...

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